In no particular order, my pet peeves about the DCCC follow:
1. They support too many DINOs, who end up voting against our best interests.
Yeah, go ahead, and remind me how a turncoat DINO is better than having an out and out moran like Joe Walsh or the House Intelligence- Lite members like Bachmann or King in office.
The problem is your argument is most likely wrong, and it is driven by the same forces and farces that drive MS and Cable news Media. Ours is a progressive, liberal country, far more liberal than establishment powers that be, or talking heads with their collective crania parked in their colons would like to admit.
By putting a DINO in office, and not even trying to put a rational, unbribed, progressive or moderate there instead, we guarantee our failure.
2. There's no message in their message. Instead of giving me info, they work on fear, and quote either Bohner, McCain, McConnell, or any one of the Pauls currently polluting the GOP. STOP MAKING ME SCARED. Start sending me info, or the plan you wish to follow, or the actual laws you want to pass.
Fear alone is something that the Bushistas relied on. It is not a good way to move a nation forward.
3. Unsubscribing from DCCC is a pot-hole filled intertube journey.
I decided to do a blanket unsubscribe from all poverty stricken congresscritters, senatwhores and governor wannabees, as well as all D fundraising groups like DSCC, DCCC, Move On and more. I received so many pleas on a daily basis, that my eyes began to glaze over. So, I decided to start with a clean slate, and remove all, then resubscribe to a few special places, like ACLU, MADD, Emily's Group, Move On, and one or two senator's lists.
This worked well. My overstuffed mailbox clutter began its long overdue Pastor Ag's Grand Unclutterization Program and Go West, (PAGUP and Go). If and when I wanted news from a particular source, I could get it without fear of more demands for money. Plus, the growing desperation present in most email demands would have you think that the election is one month away, not a year or three.
Every group I contacted reacted well. Two sent follow-ups confirming my request, more than 6 asked for a reason at the time that I unsubscribed. Three sent a email asking me why, but promising no more contact. Every group, but one, that is.
Only the DCCC "Unsubscribe" failed to accomplish what I wanted. Instead, if you entered your email on the assumption that your unsubscribe demand was about to be followed, the small print showed that you were asked the DCCC to send just a fewer number of emails, not at all close to Unsubscribe. Another screen with a barely discernable hypertext tag was necessary to truly unsubscribe.
Even worse, my first effort caused 3 phone calls from DCCC. This was two weeks AFTER I told the DCCC person to remove me from their phone list.
I wonder how many times the DCCC will call today.
Their current demands for money are rapidly losing their edge, their importance. Democratic groups wishing to invest and plan for the future have to adjust their means, update their message, and stop doing the same old, same old, just because it worked last time. That is no guarantee of success in the future. Look at how the GOP and conservatives bypassed one advantage we had some 15 years ago, and took over talk radio. If they ever get through trying to wreck our economy, and leap-frog past our email fundraising tactics currently in place, we may find ourselves in a very bad place.